Born: August 11, 1965
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Career and Life
Martin was born in Brooklyn, New York, and is a graduate of New York University. Martin played NCAA Division III basketball at NYU and was signed as an un-drafted free agent to a non-guaranteed contract in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the New York Knicks in 1989. However, he was soon cut and never actually played in the NBA.
Martin first made his TV appearance in the NBC comedy series Out All Night, which also starred Patti LaBelle, Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut. He appeared in the Boyz II Men music video "I'll Make Love to You". He was a cast member with Vivica A. Fox (who previously work with Martin on Out All Night) and Jon Cryer in the short-lived Fox sitcom Getting Personal. He portrayed TV reporter Robert James on the UPN/The CW sitcom All of Us. He guest starred on his then-wife's sitcom Rita Rocks (2009) as Chuck; and Fernando on The Paul Reiser Show (2011).
Notable feature film roles include Willie in White Men Can't Jump (1992), Jr. Philips in The Inkwell (1994), and Kyle Lee Watson in Above the Rim (1994). In the romantic comedy The Seat Filler (2004), Martin plays a lead role as law student Derrick who falls in love with a celebrity. He portrays himself in the BET comedy Real Husbands of Hollywood. In 2017, Martin also portrayed Louil Silas, Jr. in the film The New Edition Story.
He was married to former Martin and My Wife and Kids star Tisha Campbell. The couple wed on August 17, 1996. Together they have two sons: Xen and Ezekiel Czar Martin. In February 2018, Campbell filed for divorce after 22 years together.